Accession Number : ADA554309


Title :   Spaceborne Ocean Intelligence Network: SOIN - Fiscal Year 10/11 Year-End Summary


Descriptive Note : Summary rept.


Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO)


Personal Author(s) : Williams, Darryl ; DeTracey, Brendan ; Vachon, Paris W ; Wolfe, John ; Perrie, Will ; Larouche, Pierre ; Jones, Chris ; Buckley, Joe ; Pecknold, Sean ; Tollefsen, Cristina


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a554309.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 76


Abstract : The Spaceborne Ocean Intelligence Network (SOIN) is a six-year research and operational development project that addresses barriers to developing and implementing oceanographic applications derived from Earth-observation sensors such as RADARSAT-2 and MODIS, capabilities that will be provided by the Polar Epsilon Project, combined with existing AVHRR and MERIS sensor data. The project is divided into two phases. The recently terminated three-year Phase I focused on developing state-of-the-art sea-surface temperature and diver-visibility products, operational tools, supporting infrastructure and an ability to detect thermal fronts, eddies and water mass boundaries with RADARSAT-2 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery. The ongoing three-year Phase II will focus on operationalization and implementation of SOIN capabilities. The SOIN project began in June 2007 with funding provided by the Canadian Space Agency through its Government Related Initiatives Program. This report provides a summary of project activities and accomplishments in FY 10/11.


Descriptors :   *DETECTORS , *OCEANOGRAPHY , *SATELLITE IMAGERY , *SYNTHETIC APERTURE RADAR , CANADA , EDDIES(FLUID MECHANICS) , FRONTS(METEOROLOGY) , INFRASTRUCTURE , INTELLIGENCE , NETWORKS , OCEANS , POLAR REGIONS , SPACEBORNE , STATE OF THE ART , TEMPERATURE , THERMAL PROPERTIES , TOOLS , WATER MASSES


Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Optics
      Astronautics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE